CEHD Associate Dean to Present Seminars on Research Funding, Proposals

Posted: September 13, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Peter Barcher
Peter Barcher

Peter Barcher, the new associate dean for research in the College of Education and Human Development, will present a series of seminars beginning Sept. 18 on research funding sources and proposal preparation.

The seminars are open to all faculty throughout the university.

During his career, Barcher has served as principal investigator and developer on more than 40 sponsored projects that have supported research, faculty and program development, international programs, economic and institutional development, as well as other activities.

His research has been published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, American Journal of Mental Deficiency, Applied Research in Mental Retardation and elsewhere.

Prior to joining Mason, Barcher was associate dean for research and program development in the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining UW-Madison in 1993, Barcher spent 19 years with the State University of New York, where he held both faculty and senior administrative positions. He also served as visiting professor and program development officer in the College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Barcher received his BA, MA and PhD degrees in psychology from Syracuse University.

In his new position at Mason, Barcher will work closely with faculty, staff and students on research matters, especially on securing extramural support through grants and contracts.

The seminars are

Locating Funding Sources Using the SPIN Database

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 3 to 4 p.m., Research I, Room 163

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3 to 4 p.m., Johnson Center, Room C

Monday, Oct. 8, 3 to 4 p.m., Student Union Building II, Room 5/6

SPIN is an up-to-date listing of national and international government and private funding sources for research. It is the top database of its kind, used by more than 800 institutions worldwide.

Proposal Preparation Tips

Thursday, Oct. 11, 3 to 4 p.m., Research I, Room 163

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3 to 4 p.m., Research I, Room 163

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 3 to 4 p.m., Research I, Room 163

This seminar provides techniques for writing competitive grant proposals.

Preparing Proposal Budgets

Thursday, Nov. 8, 3 to 4 p.m., Student Union Building I, Room A

Monday, Nov. 12, 3 to 4 p.m., Student Union Building II, Room 5

Thursday, Dec. 6, 3 to 4 p.m., Student Union Building I, Room B

This seminar discusses creating an appropriate budget for your project.

For more information, contact Barcher at pbarcher@gmu.edu or 703-993-9705; or Susan Miller at smilleb@gmu.edu or 703-993-9706.

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